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It Took Just 355 Indians to Mine the Data of 5.6 Lakh Facebook Users. Here's How
Data privacy in India is still a nascent subject. Experts say cheap data has led to unprecedented Facebook penetration. Often, it is seen that those who open ... by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Concerns in Whole Body Imaging: A Few Questions
Security versus Privacy...it is a question that the world is facing today when it comes to using the Whole Body Imaging technology to screen a traveller ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:09 AM — Filed under:
Privacy and Security Can Co-exist
The blanket surveillance the Centre seeks is not going to make India more secure, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Mail Today on June 21, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:05 AM — Filed under: ,
American Bar Association Online Privacy Conference: A Report
On 10 November 2010, I attended an American Bar Association online conference on 'Regulating Privacy Across Borders in the Digital Age: An Emerging Global ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:08 AM — Filed under:
Consumer Privacy - How to Enforce an Effective Protective Regime?
In a typical sense, when people think of themselves as consumers, they just think about what they purchase, how they purchase and how they use their purchase. ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:06 AM — Filed under:
Public Statement to Final Draft of UID Bill
The final draft of the UID Bill that will be submitted to the Lok Sabha was made public on 8 November 2010. If the Bill is approved by Parliament, it will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:48 AM — Filed under: ,
UID Meeting in Bangalore – A Report
On 23 November 2010 a public meeting was held for the UID in Bangalore. The speakers included B.K Chandrashekar, former Chairman of the Karnataka Legislature ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 04, 2011 08:14 AM — Filed under:
UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: ,
The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — Filed under: ,
An Open Letter to the Finance Committee: SCOSTA Standards
The UID Bill has been placed to the Finance Committee for review and approval. Through a series of open letters to the Finance Committee, civil society is ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 20, 2013 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Privacy Matters — Conference Report
A one-day conference on Privacy Matters was held on Sunday, 23 January 2011 at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Law School in Kolkata. This ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 27, 2011 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy By Design — Conference Report
How do we imagine privacy? How is privacy being built into technological systems? On April 16th,The Center for Internet and Society hosted Privacy by Design, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM — Filed under: ,
Bloggers' Rights Subordinated to Rights of Expression: Cyber Law Expert
Vijayashankar, an eminent cyber law expert answers Elonnai Hickok’s questions on bloggers' rights, freedom of expression and privacy in this e-mail interview ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,
A Street View of Private and the Public
Prashant Iyengar on how in the eyes of the law, the internet giant is like the homeless in India. This article was published by Tehelka on June 4, 2011. by Prashant Iyengar last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Matters, Guwahati — Event Report
On June 23, a public seminar on “Privacy Matters” was held at the Don Bosco Institute in Karhulli, Guwahati. It was organised by IDRC, Society in Action Group, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2011 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
An Overview of DNA Labs in India
DNA fingerprinting has become the most precise and technologically advanced method for identifying crimes such as murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape. Police ... by Shilpa Narani last modified Feb 02, 2016 01:11 PM — Filed under: ,
My Experiment with Scam Baiting
Today, as I am sure many of you have experienced, Internet scams are widespread and very deceptive. As part of my research into privacy and the Internet, I ... by Sahana Sarkar last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,
UID: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?
Isn’t it interesting that authorities ask you about your identity and you end up showing your proof of existence! Isn’t this breaching into one’s personal ... by Shilpa Narani last modified Sep 28, 2011 11:44 AM — Filed under: ,
An Interview with Activist Shubha Chacko: Privacy and Sex Workers
On February 20th I had the opportunity to speak with Shubha Chacko on privacy and sex workers. Ms. Chacko is an activist who works for Aneka, an NGO based in ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 28, 2012 06:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Limits to Privacy
In his research article, Prashant Iyengar examines the limits to privacy for individuals in light of the provisions of the Constitution of India, public ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:28 AM — Filed under: ,
Video Surveillance and Its Impact on the Right to Privacy
The need for video surveillance has grown in this technologically driven era as a mode of law enforcement. Video Surveillance is very useful to governments and ... by Vaishnavi Chillakuru last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:35 AM — Filed under: ,
When Data Means Privacy, What Traces Are You Leaving Behind?
How do you know yourself to be different from others? What defines the daily life that you live and the knowledge you produce in the span of this life? Is all ... by Noopur Raval last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy & Media Law
In her research, Sonal Makhija, a Bangalore-based lawyer, tries to delineate the emerging privacy concerns in India and the existing media norms and guidelines ... by Sonal Makhija last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Right to Privacy Bill 2010 — A Few Comments
Earlier this year, in February 2011, Rajeev Chandrasekhar introduced the Right to Privacy Bill, 2010 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill is meant to “provide ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 06:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Open Letter to the Finance Committee: Operational Design
The objective of the UID project is to provide identity infrastructure that is not susceptible to fraud or error. This note highlights parts of the operational ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2011 10:02 AM — Filed under:
Open Letter to the Finance Committee: UID Budget
This note presents the aspects of the UID project, which have not been considered or incorporated into the UID’s budget. The costs include re-enrollment, loss ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2011 11:18 AM — Filed under:
Open Letter to the Finance Committe: Biometrics
This note points out the weaknesses inherent in biometrics and the pitfalls in using them. It recommends procedural safeguards that should be adopted by the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2011 01:12 PM — Filed under:
Open Letter to the Finance Committee: Finance and Security
This note explores the three connections between finance and security and demonstrates the cost implications of operating a centrally designed identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2011 11:57 AM — Filed under: